Social Studies 23

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  • 1. 
    Compared to the Qin dynasty, the Han dynasty...
    • A. 

      Was much smaller

    • B. 

      Lasted much longer

    • C. 

      Had much more worse rulers

    • D. 

      Had fewer inventions

  • 2. 
    How did the Han emperors gradually change the way China was ruled?
    • A. 

      They returned most power to local nobles

    • B. 

      They put more emphasis on family connections

    • C. 

      They moved legalism to Confucian ideas

    • D. 

      They punished people who tried to spread daoist beliefs

  • 3. 
    What new technology most helped the Han in warfare?
    • A. 

      Invention of the wheel

    • B. 

      Advances in working iron

    • C. 

      Steam powered riverboats

    • D. 

      Improvements in gunpowder

  • 4. 
    What Han invention did the Chinese use for these military purposes?
    • send messages one part of the army to another
    • frighten the enemy with strange noises at night
    • A. 

      Kite

    • B. 

      Scroll

    • C. 

      Crossbow

    • D. 

      Fish-scale armor

  • 5. 
    Which shape best illustrates the structure of the Han bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      Time cylinder

    • B. 

      Upside down triangle

    • C. 

      Rectangle

    • D. 

      Regular triangle

  • 6. 
    Which of these men would most likely be hired for the Han bureaucracy?
    • A. 

      One who did well on an exam

    • B. 

      One who was born in the capital

    • C. 

      One who had an important army

    • D. 

      One who inherited a lot of money

  • 7. 
    How did the Han emperors keep civil servants from doing special favors for their friends?
    • A. 

      Made them file a weekly report

    • B. 

      Plow the soil for planting

    • C. 

      Executed their friends and relations

    • D. 

      Placed them away from their home districts

  • 8. 
    The chain pump increased harvests by helping farmers...
    • A. 

      Move heavy goods

    • B. 

      Plow the soil for planting

    • C. 

      Bring water up to their fields

    • D. 

      Store grain so it would not spoil

  • 9. 
    What change made silk production more effecient?
    • A. 

      A kind of tree that was better than silkworms

    • B. 

      An invention that wound fibers into a large reel

    • C. 

      A road on which trade goods could be carried safely

    • D. 

      A law that all farmers must weave for one month a year

  • 10. 
    What was one effect of the invention of the drill shown in the image?
    • A. 

      Better harvests

    • B. 

      More oil for heat

    • C. 

      More wealth from trade

    • D. 

      Better earthquake prediction

  • 11. 
    Which tool did ancient Chinese scribes use for writing?
    • A. 

      A reed

    • B. 

      A brush

    • C. 

      A stylus

    • D. 

      A feather

  • 12. 
    What did the Chinese write on before they invented paper?
    • A. 

      Silk and bamboo

    • B. 

      Hides and leather

    • C. 

      Seaweed and straw

    • D. 

      Tree bark and leaves

  • 13. 
    Ancient Chinese healers used the technique of acupuncture to...
    • A. 

      Satisfy the gods

    • B. 

      Achieve immortality

    • C. 

      Teach people to live with pain

    • D. 

      Rebalance the forced of yin and yang

  • 14. 
    Which of these discoveries did the the Chinese make, more than a thousand years before people in Europe did?
    • A. 

      That blood circulates through the body

    • B. 

      That comets can be seen in the night sky

    • C. 

      That wheeled carts can be pulled by oxen

    • D. 

      That metal can be shaped into string swords

  • 15. 
    The Chinese invented the magnetic compass to show which way was south. What was their earliest reason for wanting to know directions?
    • A. 

      To know the best time to plant their crops

    • B. 

      To foretell what would happen in the future

    • C. 

      To navigate ships safely out of sight of the land

    • D. 

      To position buildings correctly for good fortune

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